Who knew that letting melons chillax in a pool of triple sec, pineapple juice and raspberry vodka could make for such a refreshing summer treat.
I love making these in the summer time when melons are super sweet. Using the melon baller is a lot quicker than slicing the fruit up in my opinion. I keep the fruit ball cut-out close together to avoid too much wasted fruit.
I’m not really sure what the correct title is for these melon balls… vodka melon balls? Melons infused with vodka? Alcoholic fruit salad? Drunken melon balls? There are just too many names for this, which makes sense because there are soooo many ways to change this up simply by switching up the alcohol.
Around here we call them boozy balls just because it’s so fun to say. Go a’head, say it. Isn’t it fun? They also make super fun kabobs! Just thread them on a bamboo skewer sit them out on a platter and watch how fast they disappear. (Just make sure you make an alcohol free batch for the kiddos because I don’t know too many kids that can resists round fruit on a stick)
These 21 and older melon balls go GREAT for a girls night in party, wedding brunch, cookouts or just lounging outside on a hot day.
They have a light alcohol taste that still allows for the natural sweetness of the fruit to come through. You can certainly double the alcohol if you prefer it the other way around and hey, I’m not here to judge.
|Give me these drunken melon balls, a good magazine and comfy porch swing |
and I’m happy as a lark.
|Melon Balls waiting to soak in their vodka pineapple juice triple sec bath!|
- (I used roughly 7½ cups of melon balls)
- 1 small, seedless watermelon
- 1 cantaloupe
- 1 honey dew melon
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup raspberry vodka (or your favorite fruit flavored vodka)
- ½ cup triple sec
- Slice the fruit in half and remove the seeds from the cantaloupe and honeydew.
- Use a melon baller to scoop out the melons and place in a shallow container with a lid.
- Add pineapple juice.
- Pour in raspberry vodka and triple sec.
- Toss the fruit and arrange so that the melon balls are submerged if possible.
- Cover and freeze just until partially frozen. You can also chill them for a few hours if you don’t want them partially frozen.
*note* If you are making this recipe when melons are out of season (which I highly do not recommend) or are not as sweet, you may need to add some simple syrup (sugar water) to the mixture. Don’t use super ripe fruit that is mushy. Ick! It will be just fall apart on ya.